Grand Rounds: Leadership and Aboriginal Public Health
Presenter: Grand Chief Doug Kelly
Grand Chief Doug Kelly is married, with a blended family of six adult children, he resides on the Soowahlie Indian Reserve located near Cultus Lake, BC.
He is a founding member, elected Tribal Chief, and Treasurer of the Stó:lô Tribal Council. Doug advocates for health, children & family services, fisheries, Aboriginal Title and Rights. In addition to being a regionally appointed member of the First Nations Heath Council, Kelly was appointed Chair in 2010. The First Nations Health Council is responsible to design and deliver a community-driven Governance Structure for First Nations Health as well as overseeing the delivery of health action items identified in the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan.
Grand Chief Doug Kelly has more than twenty-five years of leadership experience. His leadership background includes: two years with the First Nations Summit Political Executive, 4 years as Treasurer for the Stó:lô Tribal Council, eight years as Soowahlie Chief, 2 years on the Stó:lô Nation Executive, and 2 years with the BC Treaty Commission. He also has 13 years in senior management positions. He worked for the First Nations Chiefs’ Health Committee, Stó:lô Nation, and Stó:lô Tribal Council. Doug led the development of Stó:lô Health Transfer, Stó:lô Child Welfare, and other programs including fisheries and economic development.